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Moving stroke rehabilitation research evidence into clinical practice: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

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Eng, JJ and Bird, ML and Godecke, E and Hoffmann, TC and Laurin, C and Olaoye, OA and Solomon, J and Teasell, R and Watkins, CL and Walker, MF, Moving stroke rehabilitation research evidence into clinical practice: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable, International Journal of Stroke, 14, (8) pp. 766-773. ISSN 1747-4930 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2019 World Stroke Organization

DOI: doi:10.1177/1747493019873597

Abstract

Moving research evidence to practice can take years, if not decades, which denies stroke patients and families from receiving the best care. We present the results of an international consensus process prioritizing what research evidence to implement into stroke rehabilitation practice to have maximal impact. An international 10-member Knowledge Translation Working Group collaborated over a six-month period via videoconferences and a two-day face-to-face meeting. The process was informed from surveys received from 112 consumers/family members and 502 health care providers in over 28 countries, as well as from an international advisory of 20 representatives from 13 countries. From this consensus process, five of the nine identified priorities relate to service delivery (interdisciplinary care, screening and assessment, clinical practice guidelines, intensity, family support) and are generally feasible to implement or improve upon today. Readily available website resources are identified to help health care providers harness the necessary means to implement existing knowledge and solutions to improve service delivery. The remaining four priorities relate to system issues (access to services, transitions in care) and resources (equipment/technology, staffing) and are acknowledged to be more difficult to implement. We recommend that health care providers, managers, and organizations determine whether the priorities we identified are gaps in their local practice, and if so, consider implementation solutions to address them to improve the quality of lives of people living with stroke.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:knowledge translation, implementation, stroke, rehabilitation, recovery, consensus
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Nervous System and Disorders
UTAS Author:Bird, ML (Dr Marie-Louise Bird)
ID Code:136731
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2020-01-16
Last Modified:2020-05-22
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